Radio One's 97. 9 The Beat gathered some of the best rides and played hip-hop music their listening audience has come to expect for a crowd that swelled to well over 10'000 at the Dallas Convention Center on Sunday June 16, during their annual DUB Car Show and Concert, also sponsored by Monster Energy.
For automobile enthusiasts, there was much eye candy. Vehicles with custom paint jobs with price tags well into the thousands of dollar range, sported wheels that were nothing short of amazing. Some of the vehicles were equipped with valuable state of the art televisions with as many channels as you would like or need, stereos with pristine sound quality and many more amenities that one would actually make them easy to live in, be they car or truck.
The 600,000 square foot venue featured over 500 custom rides, 85 vendor booths and two concert stages which showcased national, regional and local hip-hop and r&b artists. This year the Raising the Bar stage, named after the Wednesday night segment that on air personality J Kruz does, focused on local talent giving DFW’s best a chance to showcase their talent to thousands. Dallas teen r&b sensation David Le Prince got that opportunity to shine. Le Prince, a 12 year old born in the African country of the Republic of Congo, is rapidly becoming a name to know throughout this region.
National recording artists included: Jay Z’s protégé, J Cole, Juicy J, who is one half of the Academy Award winning hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, Ace Hood, Yo Gotti, Webbie, B. Smyth, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro and Dorrough Music. Many of those artists in attendance have enjoyed multi platinum success and the highest accolades the hip-hop industry offers.
“This was the best one ever,” said De Carlo Jimenez, who attends the DUB Car Show every year.